Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Are you the inn keeper?

During the First Presidency Christmas Devotional which aired Sunday December 7th, the Prophet said something I've been pondering over every since. He recants the story of Bethlehem and how full the inns were due to Ceasar's census. As you know, two more came to the inn. A husband and a wife but the inn keeper turned them away saying "there is no room for you here." The Prophet states that if he, then inn keeper, had only known who they were, he probably wouldn't have turned them away. The scripture says "and she brought forth her first born son and wrapped in him swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn."

President Monson goes on to explain about how many rooms are in our rooms, sewing rooms, television rooms, bedrooms etc but what about no room for Christ. This is the profound statement that I've been pondering since many of us, despite being well intentioned have no room for Christ?

As you're out doing your last minute shopping and preparing for a Christmas full of gifts, food, friends, family and fun I implore you to look inside yourself and answer yourself, do you have room in the inn of your heart for the Christ and if so have you invited Him and do you act accordingly?

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